Press release

August 2015 Transaction Data

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in August 2015.

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In August 2015:

  • Land Registry completes 1,382,803 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 317,872
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 20,837

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,382,800 applications from its customers in August. This includes 1,350,573 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 341,213 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 617,196 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 189,263 were searches
  • 87,225 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 317,872
Greater London 263,528
North West 152,820
South West 139,219
West Midlands 120,069
Yorks and Humber 107,781
East Midlands 97,569
Wales 64,550
North 63,128
East Anglia 56,140
England and Wales (not assigned) 96
Isles of Scilly 31
Total 1,382,803
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 20,837
City of Westminster 18,616
Leeds 15,857
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,945
Countrywide Property Lawyers 1,041
O’Neill Patient 912
Top three customers Searches
Enact 7,801
O’Neill Patient 5,249
Optima Legal Services 4,779

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The September Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at data.gov
  2. The monthly Transaction Data shows how many applications for first registrations, leases, transfers of part, dealings, official copies and searches lodged by Land Registry account customers were completed. For an explanation of the terms used, see Abbreviations used in the transaction data
  3. Transactions for value include freehold and leasehold sales.
  4. Most searches carried out by a solicitor or conveyancer are to protect the purchase and/or mortgage. For example, a search will give the buyer priority for an application to Land Registry to register the purchase of the property.
  5. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been open to public inspection since 1990.
  6. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 24 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.
  7. For further information about Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov and find us on our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook

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Published 21 September 2015